If you are looking to grow your own psilocybin mushrooms, a spore syringe is an important piece of equipment. The process of growing your own magic mushrooms can be a painstaking one, but with the right tools you can be well on your way to a successful harvest. In this article we will talk about spores, spore prints and spore syringes.
Spores and spore prints are the first stages of the process that ends with mushroom fruiting. While the spores themselves can be harvested directly from a mature mushroom, it is much easier to purchase them online. Cultivating psilocybin mushrooms is still taboo, and so it can be difficult to find a reputable purveyor of spores. If you are able to, look for an educational vendor that sells spores only for the purpose of research, identification and education. This is typically marked in the description or FAQs of a spore seller.
Once you have your spore syringe and a spore print, prepare your syringe by heating the needle up in a flame and then using your scalpel to scrape off the spores into the water. Once the syringe is filled, remove it from the heat and carefully place it in a shot glass with sterile water, then use the syringe to inoculate your substrate with the spore solution. Typically you will want to make holes in your substrate and then put the syringe into each hole. Once inoculated, keep the jars in a warm and dark location, and in a week you should start to see mycelium growing from the holes. Psilocybin spore syringe